Former Black Stars striker, Augustine Arhinful, says allowing the wives and girlfriends of Black Stars players at the World Cup will help stabilize the players and keep them focused on the task ahead of them.
There were reports that Black Stars Psychologist, Professor Mintah submitted a proposal to the FA to allow the players to send their WAGs to the tournament, a claim the FA strongly denied.
“We have seen teams who have won the World Cup before, with their wives going with them,” Augustine Arhinful said.
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has already given permission to his players to send their wives and not girlfriends to the tournament, a move former Ghana Captain Stephen Appiah describes as discriminatory.
Contrary to what many believe, Arhinful in an interview added that sex is actually not a bad thing for athletes.
“The sad thing is that we are talking about this issue not because we don’t want their family people to be around but the fact that the Players will be sleeping with them.”
“We have to compromise and stop thinking negatively that it’s going to be a distraction to the Players and so what, sex even in its entirety is not even bad when it comes to Sports,” he added.